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Omen Operation

(Isolation #1)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  109 ratings  ·  60 reviews
After an epidemic spreads through the country, Brooklyn Harper’s high school years come to an abrupt end.

Implanted in a rural camp, Brooklyn and her friends are cut off from their families and the outside world. Each day is filled with combat training to assure their safety against the crazed, belligerent, and deadly— those infected with a mysterious virus.

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ebook, 274 pages
Published June 2018 by NineStar Press (first published January 26th 2016)
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Lex Kent
This was only okay for me. I should have done a little more research before I grabbed this book. I didn’t realize it was a re-release. I also didn’t realize that this was book one of three that ended in a cliffhanger. I’m not a big fan of cliffhangers when I don’t know that they are coming. Since I mostly read lesfic I do want to mention this book is not that. I would say most of the characters in this book were bisexual.

The story is about a group of young adults, training to survive a zombie
Joelle (Throne of books)
Feb 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-arc
**Received an e-arc from the author in exchange for an honest review.**

"Control was all she had left, and she was losing it."

One day, while Brooklyn Harper is out with her friends, a sudden ear-splitting scream pierces the air. Curious, Brooklyn hops out of the car to investigate what the noise was. What she finds is what appears to be a woman standing over another woman. She is barely recognizable and is covered in dark clothing and a dark liquid running down her face. Terrified, Brooklyn runs
Brooklyn’s life as she knew it has come to a screeching halt and it all started with an ear-splitting shriek on a long, dark road. She now lives within the confines of a rural survivalist-type camp, where training for battle is the daily norm and she is told the outside world has fallen to a dark and deadly epidemic. The infected have become like crazed man-eating monsters and the world these teens once knew is gone. Have you ever tried to keep secrets from a teen? Have you ever tried to control ...more
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I received an arc from the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review

Omen Operationis the first of a sci-fi trilogy. It's told from the perspective of a girl named Brooklyn who has been at a camp in solitude for two years after a virus break out. There are other people at this camp too, and they are learning combat. However, things don't seem to be completely what Brooklyn and the other teens think.

I won't go into detail beyond
Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)

See this review in its natural environment, Dani Reviews Things.

Disclaimer: I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for a review, though this hasn't affected my opinion or the content of this review.

Rating: 3.5 stars


Omen Operation doesn't start out well – in fact, it is rushed and confusing at the beginning, dropping the reader in what seems like it should be chapter 3 or 4. There is no time to get to know the characters or the life they're living before they're already off.
I received an ARC through through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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All I knew about this book going in was that it had a bisexual MC, and there’s maybe a female love interest. In reality, the four core characters in this book are all bisexual (two guys and two girls), and they are involved with each other in all kinds of combinations – so, the bisexual female MC has both a female and a male love interest who are both bisexual themselves. (Edit: According to the author,
Leigh Kramer
I’m a wimpy reader and I really don’t like gory books or books about zombies but I do love Taylor Brooke’s writing so I finally decided to give her Queer assassin book a try. And I’m so glad I did! It was freaking intense and I for sure did not like the Surrogates (GAH!) But the plot was super engaging and I could not put it down, mostly because I needed to make sure Brooklyn and her pals would be okay. There isn’t really a central romance at this point but there is a lot of longing and yearning ...more
Joyfully Jay
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A Joyfully Jay review.

4.5 stars

I really don’t want to give away too much of the plot, which is difficult as there is so much plot in this book and not-so-much relationship. As the first book in a new series, this story is focused more on the world-building and the introduction of the characters, the mysterious agency called Isolation, and the speculation behind Project ECHO. Even working within those limitations, the author managed to turn Brooklyn from an average teen girl into a believably
Mikky (Nocturnal Predators Reviews)
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My Rating: (3 & a half stars)

* I received an eARC from the author in exchange of an honest review.

This book was very entertaining! I have a long history of enjoying human experiments gone wrong in novels and this one was no exception.

Brooklyn was an awesome heroine, who was not afraid to kick butt and tell it to you straight. She didn't beat around the bush when it came to stressful situations and she really shined in combat/battle. I really took a liking to her and
Mar 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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After what was thought to be a virus outbreak around the world Brooklyn Harper finds herself in a rural camp with others her age cut off from their friends and family. Those at the camp are going through combat training to be able to fight against the crazed infected with the virus.

When one of Brooklyn's camp mates finds out that the world outside their camp is not what they thought and the virus seems non-existent they decide to attempt an escape. Finding the world seeming absolutely normal in
Gabriela Cabezut
Feb 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I started to read this book expecting to find similarities with the other dystopian stories, but it's quite different. It's unique and it builds the reader's anticipation with each chapter. Plus, it's beautifully written.
Definately, a must read if you're into unique-adventure stories. The best part? There's a book 2 coming soon!
Laura Morgan
Mar 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was given this book in return for an honest review, and have to admit, I thoroughly enjoyed it! I found the start interesting and it hooked me, but it was around of the way in that the story really took off. I was gripped and had to know more. I'm certainly ready for the next instalment. ...more
E.M. Hamill
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I always enjoy reading Taylor Brooke's books, because I know I'm going to be in for one heck of a ride.

Omen Operation is no exception. It reads a lot like video game fiction, but not in a bad way, because it's exciting and violent and gory and laced with Brooke's excellent prose. We meet our protagonists in a mysterious boot-camp environment where they train under the belief that they are the survivors of some kind of zombie apocalypse out in the real world. When they realize that everything
Nicole Diskin
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-reads, june-2018
I received this book as an ARC thanks to Net Galley and Nine Star Press!
Omen Operation is the story of Brooklyn, Gabriel, Porter, Dawson, and so many other wonderful characters is a post-apocalyptic world, or is it? This story was so amazing! amazing Queer characters, non-stop action, the craziest plot ever and a super interesting love square, that's right I said square, not a merely a love triangle no a love square, unlike anything that I have seen before! This was so much more then I was
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Zombie reads are not my thing and it was almost the very reason to turn down reading this book but there was just something pulling me toward it. There was just something more behind the words in the blurb that drew me in further. After the first few chapters I found myself reading further and then a bit further. Even after putting it down. I came back to it over and over again just to see what was happening next for Brooklyn, Dawson, and the Camp, the break-out, the run. There was action, ...more
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This has a ton of action, a tiny bit of love (and polyamory!), and a cliffhanger that actually leaves off in what seems to be the logical place. Gimme book two, plz.
Meyan Rose Malabanan
Jul 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have been such a poop... More than a month ago, Taylor reached out to me through my Goodreads account if I would be willing to receive a copy of her book in exchange for an honest review. Of course, as a blogger, I got really excited and said yes. Fast forward to today and I am just typing this review, I honestly feel bad that it took me this long So Taylor, if your are reading this, I am terribly sorry for the delay, but here is the review I promised, and as early in this review as it is, I ...more
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Feb 09, 2017 rated it really liked it

**** 4 Cranky Stars ****

On the night of her winter prom, 19 year old Brooklyn encounters a creature resembling a rabid human who chases her into an empty house, she kills the creature and is found by masked and gloved people who take her to a place of safety known as camp 11.

There are already other young people there and they are told that they are the survivors of an epidemic caused by a rampant mutant virus that was a strain of rabies that was decimating the country. Here they are trained in
Jan 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was excited to be an advance reader for Taylor Brooke's first novel, Omen Operation. The premise was fascinating and I couldn't wait to read it. Genetic experiments, government subterfuge, fight or flight, from start to finish I was hooked.

The story was easy to read, caught my interest quickly, and kept me drawn in as I became invested in the characters and their story. Brooklyn is an intriguing character; her life has already been irrevocably changed, and following her journey as everything
H. Ringer
Brooklyn’s life changed forever one night with the attack of woman that seemed to be suffering from a mysterious virus. Since then, her life spiraled to a point where she is taken away from her parents and all that she knew.

While it may not be for everyone, I love books that start from the ground running. From the moment you start, you are taken on a whirlwind of action scenes and amazing tension that gets your heart pumping. I love well written action scenes and this book did not disappoint! I
The MC is Brooke, a normal teenage girl, until she is taken to this camp with other teenagers, to escape the deadly virus that decimated the world. They are all trained to hunt and kill the things that are in the outside world! All is going well till one other camp mate finds a litter that changes everything for the friends. They end up going into the outside only to discover that the world has moved on and they have been lied to! Just what is going on, and what were they trained for?

Emma Bradley
Jan 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
This novel is fast paced and easy to read. The action flows from one chapter to the next, building the whole story to a climax. Who thought a book starting with a post-apocalyptic zombie plague could get more intense and messed up than that?

Brooklyn is a great heroine. She's got her emotional ups and downs and she stays human. She's flawed and fantastic, and easy to root for. The rest of the cast has their own personalities and struggles which are brought out throughout the story. My special
Jennifer Provost
Feb 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*Disclaimer: I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.*

Brooklyn hears an ear-splitting shriek, and finds a woman standing over another's body. Fast forward to one year later, when Brooklyn and others have been rounded up into camps. They were told that they were the only survivors of a virus outbreak, and that they needed to learn how to survive in the new world. As so often happens, the government lied.

When Brooklyn's sort-of friend Gabriel finds a letter implicating that not
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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But here is a snippet and overview of what I thought:

This book was incredible. I loved it. I obsessed over it. I couldn't put it down. I was addicted. It was extremely close to perfection in my eyes. I recommend this book to everyone. Doesn't matter what you like, I recommend this book to you. The book is action packed and filled with friendships that pierce your
Jan 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Omen Operation is a fast-paced joyride of a novel. The main character, Brooklyn, is likable and easy to relate to, even when she has to make tough choices that you could never dream of making. I also really love the character of Gabriel, a pretty blonde cheerleader-type who is also the most vicious and bloodthirsty of the bunch. The author does a great job of creating a cast of diverse characters that you can’t help but love.

What really drew me in was not only the virus/apocalypse opening of the
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A Great easy read! Loved it!

I pre-ordered Omen Operation and thoroughly enjoyed it!

What a great roller coaster ride of a book. Everything comes fast and edge of your seat with just the right amount of tranquility in between. I found myself so easily immersed in the world created by this young author & instantly invested in the characters. It felt like every place in this book was an actual place where she had spent time and every character a personal friend.

Although an Urban SciFi I believe
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
OH MY! This book is amazing!

Check out my full review at https://quirkyandpeculiar.wordpress.c...

The characters. I love these characters! Brooke made them so easy to relate to and like. I love villains and the villains in this book are pretty messed up but in an amazing way.

So I don't want to spoil the plot because it's better to not know much and just immerse yourself in this book. Just thinking of the process that Brooke had to
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Excellent first-time publication from the author. The story was very gripping, and action-packed. It will definitely have you on the edge of your seat. I enjoyed that it acknowledged tropes in it's own genre, and then found a way to twist it. Very unique take!
The characters were very relatable and honest. Strong female leads and a diverse cast!
It is the first book of a trilogy, and I for one am very excited to see where this story goes! Can't wait for #2!
Paula Genereau
Feb 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I liked the cover of this book. It shows that there's a good mystery to the book. The blurb drew me in because it's a mystery and I love books that have mysterys . Brooklynns my favorite character because she's strong and determined to find out what's going on outside the camp they were taking too. She will let nothing stand in her way.

I can't wait to see what other books this author has.

I received a copy of his book by S. Valentine for my honest review.
Sara Schoen
Mar 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
A wonderful start to a series. The author left a lot of mystery throughout the book and let it take a life of it's own. Beautifully done, answered the few questions it could without ruining the rest of the series. I look forward to book 2 when I can finally understand what is going on with the surros! If you read, be sure to remember, no detail is too small for this one.
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Taylor Brooke Barton (they/she) is a traveling story-teller, occult fanatic, and a science fiction junkie.

They worked as a special effects makeup artist for many years before they wrote their first book. When they're not writing, they're exploring the Pacific Northwest, backpacking, or reading. They write #ownvoices Queer books about love, secrets and magic.

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Other books in the series

Isolation (3 books)
  • ECHO Campaign (Isolation, #2)
  • Legacy Strain (Isolation #3)